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Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band Just when you thought bebop had been sanitized and fossilized comes a variation out of left field, here comes Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band's...Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop BandJazz Just when you thought bebop had been sanitized and fossilized comes a variation out of left field, here comes Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band's...1993-12-10

Just when you thought bebop had been sanitized and fossilized comes a variation out of left field, here comes Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band’s self-titled album. Drummer-concept man Motian—always thinking on his feet—reclaims the once-kinetic radicalism of the genre, from a mesmerizing ”Darn That Dream” to a rubbery, stretched-out ”Scrapple from the Apple.” With two mod-bop guitarists and sax wiz Joshua Redman, the band swings fervently and freshly.